Jewish nation state: Israel approves controversial bill.

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Israel’s parliament has passed a controversial law characterizing the country as principally a Jewish state, fueling anger among its Arab minority. The “nation state” law says Jews have a unique right to national self-determination there and puts Hebrew above Arabic as the official language. Arab MPs reacted furiously in parliament, with one waving a black flag and others ripping up the bill. Israel’s prime minister praised the bill’s passage as a “defining moment”.

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